24/02/2010 | by Uli Köhler
Some good news to report - KP continues to make great strides in his recovery.
Just one month after he sustained a serious head injury, Kevin’s been moved from the University of Utah Hospital to Craig Hospital where he’ll begin taking the next steps in his path to recovery.
Holly Ledyard MD of University of Utah Hospital, who was one of the doctors attending to Kevin, said “Kevin has made tremendous progress since being admitted to University of Utah Hospital on December 31. He is able to walk and do many daily activities with some assistance. I asked him how he felt about being discharged from the hospital and he said, ‘Excited! I’m ready to keep on going!’ His positive attitude and determination will certainly serve him well as he moves on to the next phase of his rehabilitation.”
Craig Hospital is well-known for its specialisation in rehabilitation and research for people with traumatic brain injury and Alan H. Weintraub MD, who’ll be leading Kevin’s team, is keen to help him continue his rehab, as he explains: “Craig Hospital’s specialized TBI treatment program has begun a comprehensive evaluation of Kevin’s neurological injury and his rehabilitation needs. Our goal is to assist Kevin and his family through this challenging journey and help them reach their fullest potential in every phase of recovery. I also want to acknowledge the excellent work since Kevin’s injury by our acute care colleagues at the University of Utah.
Kevin’s parents gave a special thank you to all of the doctors, nurses and staff at the University of Utah Hospital who have helped Kevin and the Pearce family though this difficult time. The Pearce family would also like to thank all of the friends and fans of Kevin for their outpouring of support, thoughts and prayers; they have helped Kevin get through his day. With Kevin embarking on a new level of rehabilitation the Pearce family look forward to the experience at Craig Hospital with great optimism.